Holiday Presents

Here are a few of the wonderful gifts I received over the holidays that I’m currently enjoying!

A big ol’ stack of books! Yup, that’s 5-count ’em, 5-cookbooks. Now I have no excuse for ordering takeout!

So excited to start making homemade pizza! It won’t be nearly as good as my Mom’s, but practice makes perfect and I’m determined to get it right.
My new Kate Spade-so excited! Love how it sparkles.

Gemstone magnets to liven up my refrigerator. Love the natural element they add to my kitchen.

I LOVE the bright color blocking on these Kate Spade gloves-and the coolest part is….

They’re fingerless only on the thumb and forefinger-since those are pretty much the only two fingertips you use. Cool, right? My sister got the black and white ones.

My sister knows my love of baking, and got me these adorable Hummingbird Bakery notecards.

I got the Jonathan Adler Muse Noir candle I was hoping for! I love the quirky touch it adds.

My brother and his girlfriend picked up this one-of-a-kind wire cuff for me at a fair in Union Square. I love it!


  1. bevy says: January 10, 2012

    I see a couple of books I want as well.

    Those gloves are the best!

  2. Stephanie says: January 10, 2012

    WOW! You got some great stuff! I love that cuff…and books are the greatest gift of all. : )

  3. lacoquettedelamode says: January 10, 2012

    I absolutely ADORE that book "The Perfectly Imperfect Home"… what lovely gifts you received!

    XX Kathryn

  4. Neris / Fashion Fractions says: January 10, 2012

    you got so many cute presents! love the bag 🙂


    Fashion Fractions

  5. Stephanie Shepherd says: January 10, 2012

    I love coffee table books, it looks like you received some great ones!

  6. Ashley {styleash} says: January 10, 2012

    You got so many great things! I also got about 5 books (including the Design*Sponge one!

  7. Jessica Rowe {The Aestate} says: January 10, 2012

    Looks like you made out! Great collection of books. Think I'm going to have to check out "Rustic Fruit Desserts"

  8. D says: January 10, 2012

    WHERE did you get the gemstone magnets??? I have been hunting down the perf magnets for over a month… (who wouldv've thought magnets pose such a design challege?!) I LOVE THEM! Great present, I am truly jealous!

  9. Leslie says: January 10, 2012

    You received some great books! I love the purse and gloves, especially too. 🙂

    P.S. I hope you'll enter my giveaway!

  10. Ashley says: January 10, 2012

    The Design Sponge book is GREAT for ideas! The pizza stone is always a winner too 🙂

  11. Brittanie says: January 10, 2012

    Ooo I love them all! I've definitely been eying "Cook This Now."

  12. Minted Magazine says: January 10, 2012

    Love the hummingbird bakery notecards. Brilliant idea!

    Minted Magazine

  13. Allyson [Mimosas in the Morning] says: January 10, 2012

    Such good presents! How is the Design Sponge? I have been meaning to get it. Also, you won my giveaway so email me at and I can send the planner your way!

  14. Jelisaveta Djukanovic says: January 10, 2012

    Great! 🙂

  15. Luna S says: January 10, 2012

    love your kate spade bag! that cuff is so cool and quirky x


  16. jessica {creative index} says: January 11, 2012

    Such good presents! I love getting books as gifts!

  17. Stephanie {a dash of GLAM} says: January 11, 2012

    Looks like you got a bunch of great gifts! I love getting cookbooks as presents!

  18. Chelsea Elizabeth. says: January 11, 2012

    Those books look amazing!

  19. Alyssa says: January 11, 2012

    Great photos!

  20. Megan says: January 11, 2012

    Oh wow, those little dusted hummingbird brownies (I think they're brownies?) are too cute. Also, that food looks amazing! Great pics.

  21. cassandra says: January 11, 2012

    Looks like a very successful christmas! Love the Kate spade beauties and the geode magnets.

  22. Carrie Teal says: January 11, 2012

    You had an awesome Christmas. I love the gemstone magnets and the cookbooks are a thoughtful gift. I like when people take time to think about what the person they are buying for is really interested in.

  23. Sarah says: January 12, 2012

    Your sparking kate spade bag is stunning!

  24. natasha {schue love} says: January 14, 2012

    Wow, such fun stuff!!! Where are the gemstone magnets from? I love them!!

    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: January 14, 2012

      Thanks Natasha! They're from They have such nice stuff!

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